Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inter County Foursomes at Kilmacolm

The Inter County Foursomes were played today at Kilmacolm with 49 couples participating.
The early starters had some very cold, rainy conditions which improved as the day went on.
Vice-Captain Trish Brown, playing with a late change of partner, none other than Megan Briggs (the 2009 Renfrewshire Champion) - both of Kilmacolm - had both the best gross and best net scores 74 - 6.5 - 67.5 of the day. Unfortunately they can't go forward to the County Finals at Pollok on 13th May as Megan has exams.

Qualifiers for the Inter County Finals at Pollok on Wednesday 13th May will be:-

Maureen Taggart and Merope DunlopDonna and Liz
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart


Maureen and Merope --->






Scratch:
1st Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) & Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 77
2nd Gillian McGinley (Cochrane Castle) & Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 82
3rd Merope Dunlop & Maureen Taggart (Old Ranfurly) 86

Annette Baillie and Irene Stewart
Handicap:
1st Irene Stewart & Annette Baillie (Kilmacolm) 90 -17 - 73 (pictured above)
2nd Morag Turner & Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm) 90 - 13 - 77 a.c.b.
3rd Nancy MacGadie & Rosemary Reedie (Ranfurly Castle) 90 - 13 - 77 a.c.b.

To see all the net results for today Click Here

To see the final Gross Scores Click Here



Thanks go to Freda Tuck for the photographs (Click on the small photo below to see some more )and all the net and gross scores and to Mamie Robin for all the pre organisation of the event . Sorry no photo of Megan and Trish --- what a great score they had !!

2009 Inter County Foursomes at Kilmacolm

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Helen Holm -- Final Results

To see the final scoreboard at the Helen Holm at Troon today go to the West of Scotland Website
To read all the results and scores -- click on the following link Helen Holm

Saturday, April 25, 2009

County Foursomes Draw for Kilmacolm

Mamie Robin has completed the draw for the County Foursomes at Kilmacolm on Tuesday 28th April 2009.

View the completed drawsheet by Clicking Here

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship

Your Webmaster is away on holiday -- So this is the best I can do for you at the moment !!

Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship Troon, 24th April 2009 - 26th April 2009
RLCGA Entrants :
Clare- Marie CARLTON (Fereneze)
Megan BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)
Eilidh BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)
To Keep up to date with all the results click on the following link Helen Holm

Thursday, April 23, 2009

HELEN HOLM 24th to 26th April, 2009

Good luck to Megan, Clare-Marie and Eilidh who are playing in the Scottish Ladies' Open Stroke Play Championship over Troon Portland tomorrow and Saturday. The final day, Sunday, is played over Royal Troon.

For your information on the Friday Clare-Marie is playing at 10a.m., Megan and 10.20a.m. and Eilidh at 12.10p.m. On Saturday Eilidh is playing at 9.30a.m., Clare-Marie at 1.20p.m. and Megan at 1.40p.m.

I hope our Renfrewshire ladies will go along and support them in the pink!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Golf Blogger have updated their Website


Golfbogger has just re-launched the new design of their global golf news site. Click on the following link for all news around the world including news from ladies golf in Scotland, the West of Scotland and RLCGA

Monday, April 20, 2009

2009 West of Scotland Greenlees Trophy

The 2009 Greenlees Trophy takes off this week To keep up to date with all the fixtures and results go to the West of Scotland Website

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some Photos and Videos from the 2009 County Championship



Click on the small text button to get captions or alternatively go directly to the main photos by clicking on the following links ---
Round 1 and Quarter Finals
Final day Photos

INTERVIEW AND PRESENTATION OF THE WINNERS BADGE



MEGAN HAS HIDDEN TALENTS !!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Megan is the 2009 County Champion

Megan Briggs -- 2009 RLCGA Champion -- Click to enlarge
Kilmacolm's 19-year-old Scotland international player Megan Briggs won the Renfrewshire women's county golf championship for the fourth year in a row at Whitecraigs Golf Club today.
The No 1 seed, Megan beat second best qualifier Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), the 2003 title-winner and beaten finalist in 2007, by 3 and 2 in the final.
Both players were out in 38 and Briggs was two under par for her inward holes.
Clare - Marie had been in sparkling three-under-par form in the morning semi-finals in which she swept aside the challenge of 10 times champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), beating her 8 and 7.
The Briggs sisters had a real tussle in the other semi-final before Megan won by two holes over 15-year-old Eilidh. Last year they met in the final.The last player to win the Renfrewshire title four years in a row was Donna Jackson from 1989 to 1992. Before that it was Shirley Lawson, before she became Mrs Huggan, from 1985 to 1988.
Megan Briggs' target must now be to equal the five successive county title achieved by Wilma Aitken (later Mrs Leburn) from 1978 to 1982.
Today's results:
Semi-finals
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 2 holes.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 8 and 7.
Final
Megan Briggs beat Clare- Marie Carlton 3 and 2.

To see the full Championship Results Click Here

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top 4 Seeds reach the Semi Finals



To see the larger pictures and full slideshow Click Here

The top 4 seeds reached the semi finals of the Renfrewshire County Championships at Whitecraigs Golf Club this afternoon.
Defending Champion Megan Briggs won through by defeating Eva Thomson (East Renfrewshire) in the morning and then beat Carol Whyte (Windyhill) in the afternoon quarter finals. She now meets her younger sister Eilidh last years beaten finalist.
Clare- Marie Carlton displayed powerful golf against young Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) to meet 10 times past Champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Donna was 1 down with 4 holes to play against the other up and coming youngster Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) . She then the won the short par 3 16th to square the match and finally won 1 up with a wonderful sand save at the 18th
1st Round:
M Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat E Thomson (East Renfrewshire) 5 and 3
C Whyte ( Windyhill) beat G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 3 and 2
G Kyle ( East Renfrewshire) beat Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry and Whitecraigs) 3 and 2
E Briggs (Kilmacolm)beat L McDougall (Greenock)4 and 2
D Jackson (Cochrane Castle ) beat J Mack (Haggs Castle) 6 and 5
A McKechin (Elderslie) beat B Paterson (Eastwood) 6 and 4
N Qayum Ranfurly Castle) beat Linda Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 2 and 1
C- M Carlton (Fereneze) beat L Stewart (Greenburn)5 and 3

Quarter-finals :
M Briggs beat C Whyte 4 and 3
E Briggs beat G Kyle 4 and 3
D Jackson beat A McKechin 1 up
C -M Carlton beat N Qayum 6 and 5

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Megan Briggs is the leading qualifier

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the 2006 - 2008 Champion was the leading qualifier over Whitecraigs today with a gross 74 in cold, raw and windy conditions. She was closely followed by Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze) the 2003 champion on 75 and 10 times champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) with a 76

Qualifiers (SSS 72, CSS 73)-- 55 Entrants
74 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
75 Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
76 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
78 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
80 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
81 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) Carol Whyte (Windyhill) Linda Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
82 Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
84 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry)
85 Linda McDougall (Greenock)
86 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
87 Eva Thomson (East Renfrewshire)
Match-play draw
9.15 M Briggs v E Thomson,9:22 C Whyte v G McGinlay , 9.30 G Kyle v Linsey Stevenson,9:37 L McDougall v E Briggs 9.45 D Jackson v J Mack , 9:52 B Paterson v A McKechin. 10.0 N Qayum v Linda Stevenson,10:07 L Stewart v C- M Carlton.
Quarter-finals at 1.30, 1.37, 1.45 and 1.52.

Handicap Prizewinners:
1st: Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 85 (13) 72 --Peggy Clark Trophy Winner
2nd: Morag Little (Whitecraigs) 86 (13) 73 bih
3rd Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 82 (9) 73 bih

To see the full list of results go to Howdidido Website

Click on this link for the Top 30 Gross Scores

Print out a copy of the drawsheet ------- Click Here

Click on the following link --- Handicap Exchange Letter and then print out your own appropriate page to take back to your Handicap Secretary

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scottish Golf Awareness Week

To read all about it go to West of Scotland Ladies Golf Website

Monday, April 13, 2009

2009 Championship Draw

2009 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW SHEET – WHITECRAIGS G.C.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH

9.00 M. BRIGGS D. JACKSON
9.10 C-M. CARLTON M. WOODHEAD, A JUDGE
9.20 E. BRIGGS, G. KYLE, G. McGINLAY
9.30 C. WHYTE E. STEWART H. ANDERSON
9.40 J. MACK P. ORR L. STEVENSON
9.50 B. PATERSON L. STEVENSON M. NEILSON
10.00 A McKECHIN L. McDOUGAL E. THOMSON
10.10 E MUNN C. MORTON J. LOCKHART
10.20 M. STEWART R HENDERSON N QAYUM
10.30 C. FELL, J. GRAHAM
10.40 M. TURNER S. SMYTH L. MATHIE
10.50 S. McKNIGHT A. BARCLAY T. MASTERTON
11.00 S. ROBSON F. ROGER E SPENCE
11.10 M. LITTLE S. SHAW M. WYLIE
11.20 E. PARK M. CAMERON S. OSBORNE
11.30 B. ORR A. McMILLAN B. STEWART
11.40 I. STEWART C. FINLAYSON K. MURRAY
11.50 C. HIBBERD F.SMITH J. MacGREGOR
12.00 S. McDONALD A. TERREY J. THOMSON
12.10 M. KYLE, A DUNN

Message from Trish Brown:
Please Note that due to a last minute adjustment, the starting times on the web for most competitors are 10 minutes later than the postal ones. The web ones are correct.................so far!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter, Centralised Handicapping Interview










BBC Scotland Interview --- Please let it be noted that I did not set up the Centralised Handicapping System --- I was only a part of a technical group looking at it. Andy Salmon of the SGU is the main person involved

Friday, April 10, 2009

Live Scoring for the Scottish Under 16

Live scoring is available from the Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship at Craigielaw
Eilidh Briggs had scores of 82 and 78 for 160 and a share of 17th place
Scotland 1: (Lesley Atkins, Eilidh Briggs and Hannah McCook) finished third on 311, a shot ahead of Wales' Chloe Williams, Katy Bradbury and Amy Boulden.
160 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 82 78.
166 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 88 78,
To read the full report go to Gillian Kirkwood Website

Radio Scotland --- Renfrewshire County is on Air !!!

John Beattie and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge
Your webmaster was interviewed by John Beattie yesterday at the Wets Vets Spring Meeting at Sandyhills Golf Club. Along with Scottish Golf Development Manager Andy Salmon of the SGU they were asked questions about Centralised Handicapping, the Counties Centenary Year, Womens Golf and the Scottish Golf Awareness week which is from the 13th - 20th April.
To hear the interview listen to Radio Scotland tomorrow (11th April) 9 - 10am

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

SLGA Under 16's Strokeplay Championship


The two Scottish teams entered for the Nations Cup in the SLGA Under16 Championship
at Craigielaw relax before the competitors meeting tonight.--- (Click photo for enlargement)--- Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for photo
L to R round the table, Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm, Kevin Craggs (SLGA National coach),
Louise McGillivray (Banchory), Hannah McCook (Abernethy), Lesley Atkins (Minto),
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie),Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
and Claire Hargan (Team Captain).
The SLGA Under16 Championship is over 2 rounds on Thursday and Friday.
Each country can nominate up to two teams of two or three players
and their best two scores each day are aggregated.
Eilidh, Hannah and Lesley are in Scotland Team 1 and
Louise, Alyson and Ailsa are in Scotland Team 2.


Good luck to Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs) Congratulations to Eilidh and Alyson who have been selected to play in the Scottish Teams:

If you are in the area why not pop along and give them some support!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Caldwell Medal -- Donna has the best scratch in testing conditions

Click to enlarge

Morag, Freda and Kay calculate the CSS !!

The First Medal of the season was played to-day at Caldwell Golf Club. This was also the first time a medal has been played on a Sunday - this proved to be very popular with an entry of 48.
In extremely testing conditions with rather breezy conditions everyone found it very difficult to score -- resulting in a reduction competition


Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) had the best scratch score with an 82. The SSS was 72, CSS was 75 (Reduction only) .

Kilmacolm's Sally Foster had the best net of the day with a 74 and was the overall winner of the medal
Division 1: (Handicap Scratch - 12)
1st Sally Foster (Kilmacolm) 85 (11) 74
2nd Linda McDougall (Greenock) 84 (8) 76
3rd Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 84 (6) 78

Division 2 : (Handicap 13 upwards)
1st Mary Gildea (Caldwell) 99 (19) 80
2nd Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 95 (13) 82
3rd June Irons (Caldwell) 101 (18) 83




Click on this link to see the full results All The scores and the Top 20 Gross Scores


Also go to How-Did - I-Do and register with your email and a password --- free to access and see all the details of the competion
Click Here to obtain your handicap exchange letter

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Your Tee Off Time for Caldwell Medal

Will all players please note that their starting times for the Caldwell Medal have been delayed by 30 minutes.

Due to other commitments at Caldwell Golf Club, our allotted slot is now from 11:00 to 13: 30, instead of 10:30 to 13: 00.
Caldwell Golf Club have a very busy schedule for Sunday 5th April and we are very grateful to them for giving us an extra 30 minutes beyond our original allocation of 2 hours, to cope with the very large number of applicants we have had for this medal.

Click Here to see the revamped Time Sheet

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Congratulations To Ranfurly Castle on winning the Junior Club of the Year Award

Well done to Ranfurly Castle Golf Club and all involved for winning the Junior Club of the Year Award at the Scottish Golf Dinner in Glasgow on Friday, 27th March------ From all the RLCGA Committee and their members

Please see the Gillian Kirkwood Website for further information.